Why, hello there!
My name is Raina Delisle. I’m a writer, editor, and children’s book author with a special interest in health, culture, and the environment.
My first children’s book, Fashion Forward: Striving for Sustainable Style, was published by Orca Book Publishers in March 2022. Both the School Library Connection and the Canadian Review of Materials say it’s “highly recommended”—and I must agree! My next book, Breaking News: Why Media Matters, is forthcoming with Orca in 2023. I’m working on several more titles in my mind and on my laptop!
My writing has also been featured in some of Canada’s top media outlets, including Chatelaine, Today’s Parent, The Globe and Mail, Global News and CBC. I’ve had the honour of speaking with inspiring people from coast to coast to coast—including national treasures David Suzuki, Robert Bateman and Shelagh Rogers—and sharing their empowering stories. I’ve also tackled some of the most complex and challenging issues of our time, including climate change, racism and mental illness.
I was previously an editor at Hakai Magazine and a reporter and editor at The Vancouver Sun, The Province (Vancouver), and The Ottawa Citizen. I’ve won several national journalism awards and guest lectured on journalism at the University of Victoria and Royal Roads University.
I’ve also worked in communications in the UK and Canada.
I hold a business degree from Bishop’s University and a graduate degree in journalism from Ryerson University. I’m also a certified copyeditor through Editors Canada.
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